Macon County Chronicle

Complicated Weather System Sweeps Through County

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Flooding was reported out in the county as well as inside the city limits. The LPD had to handle traffic late Sunday afternoon until this car was towed out of the high water at the intersection of Ellington and Meador Drive. (Photo by D. Gregory)

Macon County Schools convened two hours late on Monday, January 14, after Mother Nature brought heavy rains and flooding on Saturday and Sunday, with temperatures during the last few days more like spring than winter. Then the old gal socked us with a blast of frigid air later in the night that dropped the temperature to 28 degrees by Monday morning.

The heavy rains moved thru over the weekend leaving swollen creeks and some roads temporarily impassable due to the approximately three inches of rainfall.

When I contacted Regina Flippin, of the Macon County Highway Department, on Monday morning, she said a crew got out around 5:45 a.m. to fix a couple of trouble spots on Highland Road and Addison Hollow, to allow the buses to pass.

“We are actually in better shape since the 2010 flood, due to the extensive work we did two years ago on all the problem areas,” Regina said. “Of course in Macon County there are some places that are so low there is really nothing you can do except wait for the water to run off.”

Forecasters are predicting the possibility of frozen precipitation and ice on the roads, with the system winding down by Wednesday.